Alexander Mikaberidze: Host of Treasures Of The Noel

Host of Treasures Of The Noel

Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze is Professor of History and Ruth Herring Noel Endowed Chair for the Curatorship of the James Smith Noel Collection at Louisiana State University-Shreveport. He has taught history at Florida State University and Mississippi State University and lectured on strategy and policy at the U.S. Naval War College and US Military Academy at West Point. He is an award winning author and editor of two dozen books on military history of Europe and the Middle East. Most recently, he has participated in the writing of the critically acclaimed "West Point History of Warfare," official military history textbook of the US Military Academy. He is currently completing his new book on the global impact of the Napoleonic Wars and serves as an editor for the Cambridge History of the Napoleonic Wars.

Treasures Of The Noel

Engraved Titlepage of Volume 1 of Burnet's History of the Reformation of the Church of England, 1679.
Gilbert Burnet / This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less.

Airs Friday, August 2, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. This week on Treasures Of The Noel with Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze, we look at a rare volume of Gilbert Burnett's History of the Reformation of the Church of England, and the double fore-edge painting that graces this rare edition which is housed in the Noel Collection on the LSUS campus.

Hollywood Actress and co-founder of the United Artists studios, Mary Pickford, full length, facing left; kneeling on chair in front of mirror.
Alfred Cheney Johnston / This media file is in the public domain in the United States. This applies to U.S. works where the copyright has expired, often because its first publication occurred prior to January 1, 1924

Airs Friday, July 26, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. This week on Treasures Of The Noel with Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze, we look at the life of Gladys Louise Smith, who became screen star Mary Pickford, and a single book she wrote after her film career called The Demi-Widow, a signed copy first edition is house in the Noel Collection.

Airs Friday, July 19, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. This week on Treasures Of The Noel with Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze, we look at the impact of Upton Sinclair's landmark novel, The Jungle,  an exposé of the Chicago meat packing industry which led to many reforms including the Meat Inspection Act of 1906. The Noel has a first edition signed in their collection.

Low-resolution image of poster for the movie All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
Universal Pictures / This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published in the United States between 1924 and 1977 without a copyright notice.

Airs Friday, July 5, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. This week on Treasures Of The Noel with Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze looks at All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque.

First page from Wealth of Nations, 1776 London edition
Gerhard Streminger / This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less.

Repeat Airing Friday, May 31, 2019  

Airs Friday, April 26, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. This week on Treasures Of The Noel with Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze looks at Adam Smith's The Wealth Of Nations.

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